What I eat in a day is by no means the best, cheapest, or healthiest way to eat, but I would say I eat a pretty balanced diet, probably too much pasta but what are you going to do. A lot of my meals are pretty simple and especially breakfast tends to be dictated by how many times I press snooze on my alarm, but maybe thats the kind of meals you need too. So here we go:

First thing in the morning I have a glass of water with some lemon squeezed in… good for you apparently. Then a cup of tea with soy milk and 2 sugars… see, balanced out already! 99% of the time I do not get up early enough to eat breakfast at home so I make some super easy oats that cook while I get ready and eat them at work.

Breakfast:

breakfast

Ingredients:

  •  1/2 cup oats
  • 1 tbsp agave or maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup oat milk
  • 1 tsp peanut butter
  • banana or berries

I put the oats in a container with a lid with the boiling water, put the lid on and leave them to cook for about 15 minutes while I get ready. Then I add the syrup, seeds and whatever fruit I have going, usually bananas but this time all I had was some frozen berries. Then I add a scoop of PB and the oat milk.

Morning snack:

bana

Ingredients:

  • 4 overripe bananas
  • 1 cup blended oats
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp flax seeds
  • chopped chocolate buttons

for a mid morning/ early afternoon snack I had a slice of banana bread that I had made on the weekend. Not the greatest recipe, as it didn’t really rise and was slightly gloopy but it tasted really good!

Lunch:

lunch

Ingredients:

  • Potatoes
  • cauliflower
  • peas
  • tikka marsala paste
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tin coconut milk
  • 1 tin chickpeas
  • rice

For lunch I had some left over vegetable curry from the night before. To make this I chopped up some potatoes and boiled them for about 10 minutes and set them aside. Then I put the curry paste in a pan to heat up and added cauliflower chunks and cooked them for a few minutes, coating the cauliflower. I then added the chopped tomatoes and coconut milk.(on this particular occasion, I forgot to but coconut milk and oat milk worked surprisingly well in there as a replacement, though slightly less creamy) I let this cook for a while and add some chickpeas and green peas as well as the mostly cooked potatoes and just keep an eye on it until the cauliflower is the texture you like. I had it with some basmati rice and mango chutney.

Afternoon snack:

aftsnack

I had some of these insanely delicious kale/quinoa puff things that sound much healthier than they are. Also some Oatly chocolate milk. The best.

Dinner:

dins

Ingredients:

  • rice noodles
  • hoisin stir fry sauce (every brand I have checked has been vegan)
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 2 bunches of broccoli
  • 1 block of  tofu
  • squeeze of syrup
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce

Dinner was a simple tofu stir fry. I started off by cutting my tofu into slices and laying them on a sheet of parchment and drizzled some syrup over top. I then put them in the oven at around 150C for 25 minutes. Then I started chopping the ginger and garlic. Next I mixed it in with the peanut butter, soy sauce and hoisin. I set this aside and cooked my rice noodles and steamed my broccoli. Once those are done I added the sauce to a large pan over low heat and mixed in my noodles and broccoli. Then took my tofu out of the oven and shopped it into smaller cubes and mixed it in, making sure it was coated with sauce.

My lovely fiancé did bring me home a delicious looking vegan caramel brownie from Pret, but I was too full from all the peanut butter. 

During the week I find it easier to cook most of my own meals and therefore they tend to be on the healthier side, which helps balance all the donuts on the weekend. I will eventually post weekend edition to give you an idea of what I’m talking about. Try not to judge.